Coaches in the 5A Central Conference have picked the Helena-West Helena Central High School Cougars to finish sixth in the league in the 21st annual Hooten's Arkansas Football magazine. The Barton Bears were voted to finish third in the 2-3A.
Coaches in the 5A Central Conference have picked the Helena-West Helena Central High School Cougars to finish sixth in the league in the 21st annual Hooten's Arkansas Football magazine. The Barton Bears were voted to finish third in the 2-3A. The Arkansas Razorbacks are picked sixth in the SEC Western Division and ranked 49th nationally. The book is on sale now at Hays Food and Wal-Mart. The book can be bought statewide at Kroger, Walgreens, Hastings, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, Harp's Food Stores, Price Cutters, Big Red Stores, Brookshire's, Buy Rite, Flash Market and PDQ. The 440-page book, which took more than five months to compile, offers the most comprehensive preseason football coverage in Arkansas. Arkansas Razorback first-year coach Bret Bielema is featured on the cover. Besides providing extensive coverage of every high school team in the state, the book offers an in-depth preview on the Razorbacks and coverage on each Southeastern Conference school. Arkansas State and every state college are previewed as well as all 126 Division I college teams in America. The graphically enhanced book features coaches' polls for each high school conference, statewide rankings for every team, super teams for each classification, a national college poll and complete college and high school schedules. Alabama is tabbed to win the SEC West, followed by LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Auburn. Georgia is picked to win the SEC Eastern Division, followed by South Carolina, Florida, Vanderbilt, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky. The Alabama Crimson Tide is Hooten's preseason No. 1 team, followed by Ohio State, Stanford, Oregon and Louisville. Hooten's high school favorites to win it all in 2013 are North Little Rock in Class 7A, Pine Bluff in Class 6A, Camden Fairview in Class 5A, Warren in Class 4A, Harding Academy in Class 3A and Junction City in Class 2A. Hooten Publishing, Inc., of Benton, publishes the book annually.